Dr. Imran Zahid

Consultant & Chair of Nephrology Division
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Dr. Imran Zahid, M.B.B.S., is a consultant nephrologist and chair of the nephrology division at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

As a highly experienced nephrologist with over three decades of experience, Dr. Zahid provides compassionate, respectful and dedicated care. An expert in the management of chronic kidney disease, he offers specialized care aimed at mitigating discomfort and stabilizing renal function. The goal of his practice is to provide personalized treatment to his patients in order to maximize their quality of life.

In 1987, he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) degree from Rawalpindi Medical University in Pakistan. After completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina, he completed fellowships in nephrology at the Albert Einstein Medical Center and rheumatology at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA. Prior to joining SSMC, he served as chief of nephrology at the Commonwealth Health Corporation in the USA, King Fahad Specialist Hospital in KSA and Mafraq Hospital in the UAE.

As a result of his extraordinary commitment to patients, Dr. Zahid received the SSMC Distinguished Clinician Award in 2022. He is licensed to practice by the UAE Department of Health (DoH), the State Medical Board of Ohio and the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

Doctor can help with

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Microhematuria
  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  • Resistant nephrotic syndrome


  • Member - American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Health (DoH), UAE
  • Licensed, State Medical Board of Ohio, USA
  • Licensed, Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, USA

Training and work experience

  • Consultant & Chair, Nephrology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Chief of Nephrology

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Consultant, Nephrology

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Chief of Nephrology

    King Fahad Specialist Hospital, KSA

  • Chief of Nephrology

    Commonwealth Health Corporation, USA

  • Rheumatology Fellowship

    Temple University, USA

  • Nephrology Fellowship

    Albert Einstein Medical Center, USA

  • Internal Medicine Residency

    University of North Carolina, USA

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (F.R.C.S.)



  • American Board in Nephrology

  • American Board in Internal Medicine

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)

    Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan

Awards and recognitions

  • Distinguished Clinician Award (2022)

    Sheikh Shakbout Medical City (SSMC) Annual Awards, UAE
  • Awarded Physician Category – “Best 1000 SEHA Employees”

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE
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